SHIFT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 8, 2017
A typical day includes opening the store 30 minutes before open time, counting the money for each drawer, balancing the cash report from the night before and making sure no money is missing. duties include following daily lists that have resets (resetting a part of the store), merchandising etc etc
Sales Associate, Cashier (Former Employee) – Lake Mills, WI – July 21, 2017
Walgreens always had something to do. There was never any sitting around on the job. A typical day had task lists and schedules so you always knew what you would be doing. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun.
Beauty Advisor/photo technician/cashier (Current Employee) – Ankeny, IA – July 21, 2017
Advancement within the workplace is slow moving. Customer service is on point. Fairly overworked with low compensation. Breaks were always given, but not always on time and standing for over 4 hours without sitting is hard. I have learned every station besides pharmacy. Management was somewhat sketchy.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – The Villages, FL – July 21, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job is helping the customers find what they are looking for. Answering questions about where things are located within the store. Bringing a smile to someone's day, brings one to my own face for the rest of the day.
Discounts on merchandise
Lack of communication between staff and management
Walgreens is a great place to work. Management works well with you around your schedule if you are going to school. You will be required to usually work on the weekends and holidays but OT/holiday pay is offered.
Senior Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) – in Orlando / Land O' Lakes, FL 34639 – July 21, 2017
It is a well defined company, cares about its employees. An excellent customer service. They worry about the presentation of the store and because the goods are in the moment that is needed for the customer as far as they make the impossible possible. I left you after 15 years with it looking better to pay my debts because of my divorce. A big mistake.
Assistant Store Manager in Training (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – July 20, 2017
ASMT coursework is ridiculous in its requirements and totally not worth the work unless you plan to try to be a DM or RVP in the future. Half of the computer training doesn't work correctly and they assign a ton of projects that definitely cannot be completed entirely during work hours (but "not supposed to work on it off the clock"). It's impossible to get it done without working on it outside of the store though, without pay and can't be mentioned or else you'll get reprimanded.
Walgreens is fairly typical retail with not-so-hot pay and crazy schedules that will have you clo-pening frequently. The entire month of December practically is extended hours and no additional staff to get it covered so be prepared for lots of overtime. Also, the typical directions from DMs to be doing more stuff with fewer people and work hours available.
On the plus side, they seem to be a little more supportive of the staff when customers go off the deep end and the discount & benefits are better than some other stores I've worked at.
Good discount, full-time hours
Crazy scheduling, no work/life balance, ASMT course is terrible
Customer Service Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Georgetown, SC – July 20, 2017
Liked working with the team. Always was helped with any question or problems I had. The managers were very kind and always kept the team laughing, I became good friends and still have lasting friendships even after no longer working there.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Laurelton, NY – July 20, 2017
The walgreens I worked at was a Summer Job through Summer Youth . The job barley had AC and it barely taught me anything . I have previous retail experience but the job lacked learning new things they had me doing absolutely nothing .